PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A Placerville family’s tortoise has been found safe three weeks after he went missing.
The 11-year-old, 100-pound reptile was found Monday, about two miles away, in the yard of a home. A woman who lives at the home recognized him from the news and called his owner.READ MORE: Man Rescues Kitten Caught In Floodwaters At Sacramento Park
Celest is now back with his family. He is in good shape and only needed a bath, they said.READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
Celest broke out of his enclosure on May 10. After days of searching, his owners turned to the media for help. They say Celest is always up for an adventure, often trying to escape under fences, but is usually watched closely.MORE NEWS: Plenty Of Capacity, Adequate Pumping Facilities Helped Sacramento Avoid Rainfall Catastrophe During Storm
Tortoises like Celest can live up to 120 years.